Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics

Dr Chinedu Iroegbu

Dr Chinedu Iroegbu

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD
Email: chinedu.iroegbu@futo.edu.ng

Biography

CHINEDU IROEGBU  ——   A POET, PHILOSOPHER AND PHYSICIST HAD HIS PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION AT ENUGU AND NSUKKA RESPECTIVELY.  HE THEN PROCEEDED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA WHERE HE READ PHYSICS AND OBTAINED FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD DEGREES.  HIS FORESIGHT LED TO THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS STUDENTS (NAPS) AND HE BECAME THE FIRST NATIONAL PRESIDENT. DURING HIS YOUTH SERVICE, HE FORMED AND WAS THE UNIT COMMANDER OF THE NYSC WAI BRIGADE AND IN VIEW OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BRIGADE, HE WAS GIVEN AN NYSC  STATE AWARD IN PLATEAU STATE.

IROEGBU HAS SERVED IN VARIOUS COMMITTEES WITHIN AND OUTSIDE HIS DEPARTMENT. HE HAS REASONABLE EXPERIENCE IN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION AND HAVE HELD VARIOUS POSITIONS SUCH AS CHAIRMAN,   REVIEW   COMMITTEE  ON  THE  SCIENCE  LABORATORY  TECHNOLOGY TRAINING    PROGRAMME (SLTTP), FUTO (1999),   SOSC BOARD REPRESENTATIVE IN SEET BOARD (1998  –  2000),  MEMBER (SOSC  REPRESENTATIVE),  UNIVERSITY TASK FORCE ON CAMPUS CLEANLINESS AND BEATIFICATION ( 2000  –  2002),  MEMBER,   SECURITY  SUBCOMMITTEE,   FUTO  4TH   ENDOWMENT   FUND   PLANNING   COMMITTEE (PLACEF IV) (2002), MEMBER, SOSC BUILDING SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE(2009), ASSISTANT HALL MASTER, HALL D, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (1998  –  2002),  SIWES COORDINATOR,  DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS,  FUTO  (1994   –   1997,    2009  –  2011),  HE WAS APPOINTED THE ACTING HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE LABORATORY DEPARTMENT IN 2012 AND BEFORE LEAVING OFFICE IN 2015, HE  LEFT THE DEPARTMENT ON A SOUND BASE.  HE ALSO SERVED AS SECRETARY OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU), FUTO BRANCH FROM 1993 TO 1999.

HE IS ALSO ACTIVE IN HIS PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.   HE WAS PUBLICITY SECRETARY (2010 – 2014)  AND LATER  IST  VICE – PRESIDENT (2015 – 2017) OF THE SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (SESN),  CHAIRMAN,  NATIONAL QUIZ  COMPETITION,  NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS  (NIP) 31ST AND  43RD ANNUAL CONFERENCES,   DEPARTMENT OF  PHYSICS, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI. IMO STATE  IN 2008 AND 2012  RESPECTIVELY, AND ELECTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER,  PHYSICS WRITERS SERIES CREATION (PWSC) ELECTION (2019).

CHINEDU HAS AN AMIABLE DEPOSITION AND IS AT PEACE WITH HIMSELF AND SYMPATHETIC TO THE PLIGHT OF OTHERS. HIS MIEN, COMPORTMENT, AND SERVICE TO HUMANITY EARNED HIM THE CONFERMENT OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP) BY THE IMO STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IN 1999.  AN AUTHOR AND RESEARCH SCHOLAR IN EXPERIMENTAL SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, IROEGBU BELONGS TO SEVERAL SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND HE IS HAPPILY MARRIED WITH CHILDREN.

Qualifications
Affiliations
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • BACHELOR  OF SCIENCE, B. Sc. (1985),  UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA.
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE, M.Sc. (1988), UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA. 
  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, PhD (2008), UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA.

Membership of Professional bodies

  • MEMBER,  NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS ( NIP ).    MEMBERSHIP NO  0109  ( 1993  –   )
  • MEMBER,  PHYSICS WRITERS SERIES CREATION ( PWSC ).     MEMBERSHIP ( FROM 1997  –    ).
  • PUBLICITY SECRETARY,  SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA ( SESN )  –  (2010 – 2014)           
  • 1st  VICE  PRESIDENT,  SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA ( SESN ) – (2015 – 2017 )  MEMBERSHIP FROM  2002  –  )

CODE AND COURSES ASSIGNED TO TEACH:  

  • PHY  101  —   GENERAL PHYSICS  1 ( 4) ;   PHY 102  —  GENERAL PHYSICS  11 ( 4);     PHY  201  —  APPLIED ELECTRICITY 1 ( 3)
  • PHY 205   —   WAVES AND OSCILLATIONS  (3); PHY 212  — THERMAL PHYSICS (3); PHY 301 — ANALYTICAL MECHANICS 1 (3 )  
  • PHY 304   —   ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  1 ( 3);      PHY 313  —  SOLID STATE PHYSICS 1 ( 3)
  • PHY 413   —   SOLID STATE PHYSICS  1 ( 3);       PHY 441  —   PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS  1 ( 3)
  • PHY 443   —   STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS ( 3);   PHY  548   —   SOLID STATE DIFFUSION ( 3 )
  • PHY  542  —   PROPERTIES  OF SOLIDS  AND KINETICS OF CRYSTAL IMPERFECTIONS (3 )
  • SIWES  200 / 400 VIVA VOCE,   ALL PRACTICAL COURSES, AND FINAL YEAR  PROJECTS  AND  POSTGRADUATE  COURSES

Work Experience

  • EDUCATION OFFICER II,  FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, LAGOS.  (1987  –  1991 ).
  • PART-TIME LECTURER,  DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA,   NSUKKA ( 1989  – 1991 ).
  • PART-TIME LECTURER,  NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (NOUN ), OWERRI STUDY CENTRE, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE ( 2009  –      ).

Research Interest

  • THIN FILM SOLAR SELECTIVE SURFACES  /  SOLAR CELLS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION
  • DEPOSITION OF THIN FILMS OF SELECTED COMPOUNDS USING CHEMICAL BATH, SPRAY PYROLYSIS AND SILAR TECHNIQUES.
  • CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY INTO OTHER FORMS OF ENERGY
  • CORROSION STUDIES OF MATERIALS
  • RADIATION EFFECTS ON COMPOUNDS

Publications

  1. C. IROEGBU, C. E. OKEKE AND R. U. OSUJI ( 2007 ), NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY, 18, 150 – 156.  
  2. C. IROEGBU, C. E. OKEKE AND R. U. OSUJI ( 2007 ), NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY, 18, 143 – 149.
  3. U. S. MBAMARA AND C. IROEGBU ( 2010 ),  ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,  4(1), 72 – 78.
  4. C. IROEGBU (2011),   INTERNATIONAL. JOURN. OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 7 (2), 123 – 128.
  5. C. IROEGBU (2011),   INTERNATIONAL. JOURN. OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 7 (2), 129 – 135. 
  6. U. S. MBAMARA, G. A. ALOZIE, K. B. OKEOMA, C. IROEGBU ( 2013 ), JOURN. OF MODERN PHYSICS, 4,                            349 – 353.
  7. IBENEME, S. I., OKEREKE, C. N., IROEGBU, C., ETIEFE, C. O. ( 2014 ), COMMUNICATIONS IN APPLIED SCIENCES,  2(1), 36 – 51.
  8. ECHENDU, O. E., OKEOMA, K.B., IROEGBU, C., MADU, C. A., NDUKWE, I. C., DHARMADASA, I. M. (2016), JOURN. OF  MAT. SCIENCE IN ELECTRONICS, 7 (2), 129 – 135.
  9. C. M. AMAKOM, C. E. ORJI, B. C. EKE, C. IROEGBU AND B. A. OJAKOMINOR (2018 ), INTERNATIONAL JOURN. OF   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, 13 (11), 183 – 186.
  10. AMAKOM, M. C., ORJI, C., IROEGBU, C., EKE, C. B., NKWOADA, U. A., MADU, D. A., UGOCHUKWU, G. K.  AND   OFORMA,  J. A. ( 2018 ),  INTERNATIONAL JOURN. OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES, 13 (15), 230 – 234.
  11. J. EZIHE, D. D. O. EYA, C. IROEGBU, O. K. ECHENDU, K. O. EGBO ( 2019 ), TO PHYSICS JOURNAL, 3, 224 – 242
  12. A. I. IBEH, D. D. O. EYA AND C. IROEGBU ( 2019 ), TO PHYSICS JOURNAL, 3, 216 – 223.
  13. S. O. AISIDA, E. UGWOKE, A. UWAIS C. IROEGBU, S. BOTHA,  I. AHMAD, M. MAAZA,  F. I. EZEMA ( 2019 ),     JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH, 26 – 225, 1 – 11  

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